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Tablets with voice calling functions take off in Asia

These low-cost tablets appeal to people who can't afford to buy a separate phone

LTE in Wi-Fi spectrum shows great potential, says NTT DoCoMo

But the growing popularity of Wi-Fi means LTE isn't necessarily needed, according to analyst


Sony serves up tennis swing-analyzing sensor in US, Canada

Built on acoustics know-how, the sensor is coming in January for US$200

11 Exotic Coworking Locations

Coworking spaces are popping up all over the world, giving remote workers a chance to get their work done in some unusual places

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Government CIOs Urged to Hire IT Workers With Soft Skills

As the federal IT operation shifts to a service-oriented model, CIOs need to staff up with managers with diverse backgrounds and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse array of customers and providers.

Small Businesses Seek to Take Off With the Cloud

Cloud computing isn't just for the enterprise; it's likely to bring big changes to small businesses too, survey finds

Acer releases its own Chromebox, bringing the Google OS to desktops

The PC maker also announced its new Chromebook 11

11 Essential JavaScript Tools for Web Developers

From Web app frameworks to data visualization in real time, these tools have your next Web project covered

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Does Microsoft Really Love Open Source?

Microsoft is involved in many major open source projects, including Hadoop and Docker. What's motivating the company to abandon its 'proprietary-only' roots?

LG's high-end smartphone features trickle down to new L series

The L Bello and L Fino will cost under $200 and start shipping in August

As Sales Deadline Approaches, OEMs Continue to Push Windows 7 PCs to Consumers

Computer makers like Dell, HP and Lenovo must stop selling new PCs with Windows 7 Home Premium on Oct. 31

Meet Cobol's Hard Core Fans

These folks won't migrate. The reason probably isn't what you're thinking.

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The Top 14 Hidden Features in Windows, iOS, and Android

Betcha don’t know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity. Whichever OS you use, there's something here for you.

Amazon strikes deal in China to offer more imported goods

Amazon had signed an agreement with a free trade zone in Shanghai

Retired US airport body scanners fail to spot guns, knives

Tests on the Rapiscan Secure 1000 shows weapons can be smuggled by exploiting weaknesses

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Researchers Bbuild Security Framework for Android

University researchers have modified the Android operating system to let developers plug in enterprise-class security enhancements that would normally require overhauling a mobile device's firmware.

Analysis of tweets around Ferguson shows Twitter's quick grip on the news

Nearly 150,000 tweets appeared a full two days before cable news networks covered it

The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

Names, postal and email addresses and payment card data may have been exposed

Tablets priced under $35 on the horizon

No-name tablets from China could deliver decent performance at a price of $35 or under

VMware acquires CloudVolumes for faster virtual app delivery

CloudVolumes provides VMware a way to deliver applications on the fly to desktop computers and servers

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